If your child has a seizure, call the doctor right away to determine the
cause of the seizure and fever.
Call the doctor if your child's seizure lasts over 5 minutes.
Call the doctor if your child has more than one seizure.
Call the doctor if you have questions or concerns about your child's condition.
A seizure is a brief period during which your child might become unconscious
and parts of her body may twitch.
A febrile seizure is triggered by a high fever.
A febrile seizure usually lasts less than 5 minutes but can last 15 minutes.
They are most common in young children between 6 months and 5 years old.
During the seizure make sure that your child is breathing and keep her from
After the seizure, call the doctor. The doctor will examine your child to
find the cause of the seizure and fever.
To prevent future seizures, try to control your child's fever as soon as
she becomes ill.
Call the doctor if your child has a seizure.
Mayo Foundation of Medical Education and Research. What are Febrile Seizures?
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